Chaminade University will close its campuses from 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 9, in anticipation of Hurricane Iselle’s projected pass near/over Oahu.

The closures include the university’s 3140 Waialae campus, its satellite campuses and all military base locations. No scheduled classes or activities from 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday will be held. Only employees deemed as essential — with responsibilities related to campus emergency operations — will be asked to report to work.

Emergency Planning Team Coordinators with their teams continue to watch the progression of Iselle and Julio carefully, and preparations are being taken care of. Coordinators will continue to monitor Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio’s progress and potential impacts.  If storm-related issues impede normal operations following Saturday, updates will be shared on Sunday.

Besides emails and InformaCast alerts, please watch for further notifications and updates on Chaminade’s website ( www.chaminade.edu) or its Campus News blog site (http://sites.chaminade.edu/news/ ).  In addition, information will be posted on the university’s Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/ChaminadeUniversity) as well as tweeted out through Chaminade’s Twitter account (https://twitter.com/Chaminade_Univ).

If you do not already receive the automatic text message alerts from InformaCast and would like to, please go to your Chaminade account on the Portal and update your emergency information with your mobile phone number.  You can also text 68453 on your mobile cell and type ‘y’ or ‘opt in’. A message verifying your request should be sent to you shortly thereafter.

Please note that the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management has released an updated evacuation shelter list on Oahu in preparation for Iselle. For more information on the best location for you and your family, go to: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5246919/

For emergency information including a link to Chaminade’s Emergency Manual, go to:   http://www.chaminade.edu/for/emergency-info/emergency_info.php

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Honolulu, Hawaii

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kapono Ryan
Office: 808-735-4797  Cell: 808-429-2972